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Enjoy the roller coasters and attractions that theme parks have to offer. From Walt Disney World and Six Flags to Cedar Point fun will be had by all!

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Family Vacations: Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World in Orlando is the biggest Disney complex in the world, with four major theme parks that include the Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center. Learn about this popular family vacation spot.


The Many Haunted Mansions of Disney Theme Parks

Each park around the world has a slightly different take on Disneyland's iconic Haunted Mansion. HowStuffWorks Now visits each one. See more »

Live the Dream, Drive an Excavator at a Construction Theme Park for Adults

Diggerland was a construction theme park just for kids — but adults begged to play too. HowStuffWorks Now checks out Diggerland XL. See more »

10 Surprising Things People Lose on Roller Coasters

Some of things people lose on roller coasters can be hard to believe. See 10 surprising things people lose on roller coasters to learn more. See more »

How Velocipede Carousels Work

Velocipede carousels were created in the late 19th century to accustom Parisians to riding bicycles. Learn more about velocipede carousels. See more »

10 Deadliest Roller Coaster Accidents

Although rare, roller coaster accidents can be deadly. See the 10 deadliest roller coaster accidents in history to learn more. See more »

Is it true that no one dies at Disney World?

It's touted as the most magical place on Earth, but is it so magical nobody has ever died there? Learn about the cold case facts at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What makes a roller coaster a 'mega coaster'?

A mega coaster combines extreme height and speed with sharp vertical drops for a serious ride. Learn how a mega coaster differs from a roller coaster. See more »

What if I were on a roller coaster and the safety harness broke?

If the safety harness broke in the middle of a roller coaster ride, it's possible that nothing would happen. Read this article to see how that's possible. See more »

10 Classic Amusement Park Rides

Amusement park rides can be fun for kids and adults alike. From the coaster to the carousel, find out which classic rides made the list. See more »

12 of the World's Greatest Roller Coasters

American roller coasters have undergone a transformation since their inception in the 1880s. Find out about the world's 12 greatest roller coasters. See more »